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Can You Get a Passport During a Government Shutdown?

Can you get a passport during a government shutdown?

*Updated February 12th, 2019*

If you are traveling soon and you need your passport during a government shutdown, you need to apply for your passport immediately. Many of the past government shutdowns only keep the passport offices open while funds are available. If there is a prolonged shutdown, processing times can be delayed beyond the 4-6 weeks of routine passport processing times.

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Passports and the Government Shutdown

Can you still get a passport?  Yes!

You can still get a passport even though the federal government is partially shut down. Passport Services are fully supported by the fees you pay to get a U.S.

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